:: Wednesday, January 28, 2009 ::
This made me laugh.
:: Thursday, January 22, 2009 ::
:: DJ 6:36 PM [+] ::
:: Saturday, January 17, 2009 ::
The Bottom Lounge is located at 1375 W Lake in Chicago.
:: DJ 6:38 PM [+] ::
So it's Saturday night, and I'm working on video and interludes for the next Velva show.
:: Wednesday, January 14, 2009 ::
I'm downloading the video clip of Repo Man where Miller says:
"Suppose you're thinking about a plate of shrimp. Suddenly someone will say, 'Plate' or 'Shrimp' or 'Plate of shrimp,' out of the blue. No explanation and there's no point in looking for one either. It's all part of the cosmic unconsciousness.
"You know the way everybody is into weirdness right now? Books in all the supermarkets about the Bermuda Triangle, UFO's, how the Mayans invented television, that kind of thing? Well the way I see it it's exactly the same. There ain't no difference between a flying saucer or a time machine."
"People get so hung up on specifics, they miss out on seeing the whole thing. Take South America for example. Every year in South America thousands of people turn up missing. Nobody knows where they go. They just disappear. But if you think for a minute, realize something: there had to be a time when there was no people right? Well, where did all these people come from? I'll tell you where: the future. Where did all these people disappear to: the past. How did they get there? Flying saucers, which are really, yeah, you got it: time machines."
...so that clip is downloading so I can rip the audio for an interlude, and I figure it's time for some junk food and caffeine, so I head out to the local 7-11. I'm in the store grabbing chips, Monster, japanese noodle dishes, etc. and then the local psych ward walks in. I'm talking a guy who keeps articulating nonsense and gutteral noises, an obsessive compulsive guy who keeps running back and forth between the candy shelf and the check counter arrange Reese's bars, a counselor and a third guy who follows the counselor around and gets (and gives) the occasional hug.
I check out, exchange a grin with the Middle Eastern guy who runs the place, hop in the car and what's on the radio? The Ramones. Pinhead.
"I don't wanna be a pinhead no more I just met a nurse that I could go for D - U - M - B everyone's accusing me."
:: DJ 10:08 PM [+] ::
The sun's not yellow it's
:: Saturday, January 10, 2009 ::
:: DJ 2:08 PM [+] ::
A new electronic music podcast, the 24th in my "Objects From The World Of Machines" series is now available.
:: Friday, January 09, 2009 ::
This one is an early morning (4 AM) practice session outtake for Velva's next show. I spent an hour (a half hour of which makes it into this podcast) mixing various loops and bits I had around, looking for something to use in the Velva jams between our traditional songs. This is pre-coffee and pre-breakfast! Just woke up, grabbed the laptop and started in. I hope you enjoy it. The mix has a nice dreamy feel to it...as it should since it was produced in my "waking state".
Again, this was mixed live. No 2nd takes. Released as is. You've been warned.
:: DJ 5:20 AM [+] ::
:: Wednesday, January 07, 2009 ::
Cool stuff from Mu Pan on www.artistaday.com.
:: DJ 7:31 PM [+] ::
:: Tuesday, January 06, 2009 ::
Another photo from Velva's Leadway show in Dec '08.
:: DJ 5:21 AM [+] ::
A moment of silence for one of the punk greats, Ron Asheton of the
:: Monday, January 05, 2009 ::
Stooges, who died in the past few days.
:: DJ 2:59 PM [+] ::
:: Thursday, January 01, 2009 ::
I enjoyed the nod to Munch in this work by Jason Kronenwald on www.artistaday.com
:: DJ 5:37 AM [+] ::
Another still from the unreleased Velva video.
:: DJ 9:49 AM [+] ::